Parents, students, teachers, and administrators place greater value on classroom tests and formative assessments than they do on summative tests used for accountability, according to a survey.
The results, from a Gallup poll released last week, reflect a view reported widely: that families and educators find statewide accountability testing to have limited value. It was commissioned by the Northwest Evaluation Association, which has a keen interest in these matters: The NWEA is the maker of the widely used MAP formative assessments.
Gallup examined the attitudes of 4,200 students, parents, teachers, principals, and superintendents.
A version of this article appeared in the May 11, 2016 edition of Education Week as Testing